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17 Best restaurants and places to eat in Covent Garden UK News

1 Bunsik

Purveyors of the viral K-dog – turbo battered savs or Dagwood dogs. These calorific snack see a hotdog skewered the battered and fried twice and loaded with various dirty additions. Most popular is the potato and mozzarella K-dog, but you could also try the octo-leg K-Dog too. 

Address: 62 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0BU


2 Donutelier, Charing Cross Road

Donutelier by Roladin takes the intricate craftmanship of the world’s greatest fashion ateliers and applies it to the beloved doughnut.  The boutique bakery and its team of pastry chefs showcase each step of the doughnut masking and designing process. Each of the doughnuts will be handmade and are so artfully decorated it seems almost a shame to eat them.   

Address: 48-50 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0BB


3 Luci, Long Acre

The Aqua Restaurant Group (also found in the Shard) has opened an ‘Italian dining bakery’ on Long Arce in the style of Milanese cafes. The venue’s bancone counter on the first floor comes stocked with fresh baked goods and Al Forno dishes, while in the upstairs dining room, diners can order a la carte.

Address: 136 Long Acre, Covent Garden WC2E 9AA


4 Seven Dials Market

Created by food stall incubator KERB, the food here is good, tasty and fast. The recently opened Bar Nana serves up fresh juices and cocktails, if you’re lucky in a banana contraption, but there’s also pizza, curry, bao buns and so many things in between. 

Address: Seven Dials Market, 35 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LD


5 Marquess of Anglesey’s rooftop bar, Bow Street

The Youngs pub has reopened following an extensive makeover that includes the addition of a rooftop bar. It comes with a retractable roof, and is ready for dinner reservations as well as just a couple of pints or a cocktail or two – a great place to have up your sleeve for a pre or post-West End show drink.

Address: 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AU


6 Gaucho, James Street

It’s been 10 years since steak house Gaucho have opened a new restaurant, and it is now bringing the flavours and colours of Buenos Aires to the West End. With all the glamour of its sister venues, this restaurant plates up premium steaks alongside a menu of Latin American dishes and indulgent cocktails in an art deco-inspired dining room. Open for breakfast from 8am and open to mid-night, also look out for tango performances, live music, djs and pre-theatre dining options.

Address: 8-9 James Street, WC2E 8BT


7 Story Cellar, Neal’s Yard

Two Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers opens a Parisian-style rotisserie restaurant. Alongside half or whole chicken served with salad and fries, try a seasonal terrine or perhaps the snail Bolognese on toast with parsley butter. You can also get a variety of shellfish dishes, or something from the grill. For drinks, the focus is on fine wines by the glass plucked from the restaurant’s expansive walk-in cellar.

Address: 17 Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, WC2H 9DP


8 Frenchie, Henrietta Street

Chef Gregory Marchand’s Covent Garden brasserie is one chic affair and a sister venue to Marchand’s Micheli-stared Parisian restaurant. It serves up traditional French dishes with an elegant modern twist which are made with British ingredients, pick from the a la carte menu, or try a tasting menu – which also comes vegetarian – or from a set menu if you’re off to catch a show.

Address: 16 Henrietta Street Covent WC2E 8QH


9 The Petersham, Floral Street

Bursting of floral romanticism, the Covent Garden outpost of Richmond’s Petersham Nurseries is an elegant affair. The organic Italian kitchen plates up rustic yet refined dishes that speak of the seasons and taste of nature. A sommelier is on hand to help you find the right something to drink, and the restaurant offers a short, but delicious pre-theatre menu too.

Address: 2  Floral Street, Covent Garden WC2E 9FB


10 Ave Mario, Henrietta Street

Part of the Big Mamma Group that spawned Gloria’s, Circolo Popolare and most recently Jacuzzi, Ave Mario is right on point with the group’s jazzy, over-the-top and extra-as interiors that are embellished in camp Italian flair. Dressed in bold red and white interiors that are busy and glossy, the restaurant serves up super-sized pizzas and pastas, as well as a gelato, which comes in as a 60cm tall “tower”.

Address: 15 Henrietta…

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This notice was published: 2023-10-30 17:30:00

By Times Series

Times Series, The News from the London borough of Barnet, and Borehamwood & Elstree.

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